Nokia finally announced the death of Symbian today… my last smartphone was a Symbian S60 based Nokia E71. I was very fond of it, and still use it for development today. A few things that surprised me from today’s articles (such as this one):
- Symbian wasn’t already dead
- S40 is not a Symbian-based OS (Symbian S60 caused this confusion for me).
- The last Symbian device released (808 PureView) had a whopping 41 megapixel camera
- Nokia shipped 80 million (!!) S40-based devices in Q4 of 2012
- Nokia shipped 9.3 million Asha S40 devices in Q4 of 2012, which is twice as many Lumia devices shipped in the same quarter (4.4 million).
Google it. <end of entry>
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: